MINSK, 6 October (BelTA) – We need to stop categorize goods as socially important and unimportant, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a government meeting to discuss economic matters in Minsk on 6 October, BelTA has learned.
The president stressed that the government spends a lot of money from the budget, for example, to support agricultural producers in the form of cheap loans for processing enterprises, to create favorable conditions for retail facilities. "Given all these measures, milk, bread, meat, cereals and other socially important products still continue to rise in price every month," the Belarusian leader said.
The head of state demanded that officials stop using the wording "socially important goods". "It should not be divided into important and unimportant," Aleksandr Lukashenko said, meaning that all products matter to people.